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Working Mom's Hamentashen

Working Mom's Hamentashen

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This is a great recipe to use when you're short on time but don't want to deprive your family of that famous Jewish fruit-filled cookie around Purim time. Versions of this recipe have circulated around the Colorado Springs Jewish community for years. At a Purim carnival one year, I asked for someone's copy of the recipe.

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  • Calories:
  • 155 kcal
  • 8%
  • Fat:
  • 3 g
  • 5%
  • Carbs:
  • 29.9g
  • 10%
  • Protein:
  • 2.1 g
  • 4%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 18 mg
  • 6%
  • Sodium:
  • 152 mg
  • 6%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Grease cookie sheets.
  2. In a large bowl, mix together the cake mix and flour. Stir in the eggs and water to form a stiff dough. On a lightly floured surface, roll the dough out to 1/8 inch thickness. Cut into 3 inch round circles and place 2 inches apart onto the prepared cookie sheets. Place a teaspoon of filling into the center of each cookie and pinch the sides to form three corners. Moisten with water if necessary.
  3. Bake for 6 to 8 minutes in the preheated oven, or until lightly browned. Allow cookies to cool for 1 minute on the cookie sheets before removing to wire racks to cool completely.
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Reviews

CHERYLTB
46
10/14/2003

These were the easiest hamentashen I've ever made and among the tastiest. The dough has a very, very nice flavor. Make sure to pinch the corners extremely tightly, so there is just a little filling visable. I had several in my first batch open up in the oven. They didn't look so good, but they were delicious!

Goodeats!
44
2/26/2010

This recipe is missing an important ingredient - the liquid. My preschool has used a similar recipe for years with great success. Use 1 box of yellow cake mix (Duncan Hines is pareve), 3 eggs, 1/2 C orange juice and 2 1/2 C flour (add more if the dough is sticky). Fill with your favorite preserve & pinch closed. Bake @ 350 for appx. 10 - 12 minutes. Use a touch of water to seal the edges of the hamantachen. Enjoy!

HappyWife7
37
3/19/2008

So yummy...and so easy to make. The dough was a little crumbly, so I did have to add some water. I doubled the recipe (using two cake mixes, 4 eggs, and about 1 1/2 cups of flour) and made about 36 very large Hamentashen. Actually...I made these for a Hamentashen bake-off and they won against all the "traditional" recipe ones. You gotta try this!